Kevin Hodge Professional Corporation recommends the following continue professional development ( CPD) programs.
The Advocates’ Society
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Preparing Winning Court Documents
with Jane Griesdorf
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Landlord and Tenant Issues for Paralegals
Landlord and tenant practice can raise thorny issues—all the more reason to be prepared for whatever comes your way. Our presenters clarify the special tests and principles that apply to rental condominium units versus rental apartment units in this On-Demand Webcast. Learn about the legal tests you need to know to deal with termination and eviction for cause. Gain insight into the step-by-step eviction process and avoid a slip-up.
The Life Cycle of a Small Claims Court Matter
The Small Claims Court experience as a whole can be better understood broken down into its parts. This resource guides you through each step, showing you best practices for meeting with clients, for assessing and collecting evidence, for determining a reasonable claim for damages, among other things. Get up to speed on preparing pleadings, dealing with witnesses, and preparing for trial and settlement meetings.
Advocacy in Small Claims Court for Paralegals
Don’t let weak advocacy skills undermine the hard work you’ve put into your case. This valuable On-Demand Webcast reviews the nuts and bolts of oral advocacy, including opening and closing statements, examinations-in-chief, and cross-examinations, so that you’re able to put forth an assured argument.
Damages in Small Claims Court
Small claims court can be a whirlwind, particularly for paralegals and junior lawyers. When you’re structuring a strong argument for your client’s case, you have to consider many relevant factors. In this On-Demand Webcast, hear from deputy judges on how to determine an appropriate damage award assessment and how to manage your client’s expectations. Learn about key principles in contract and tort law and understand proof of damages. Give yourself all the tools to make your argument a persuasive one.
Effective Litigation - Getting Things Done
A case that reaches final disposition quicker is more effective than one mired in pre-hearing motions and posturing. Find out how best to choose a litigation path that balances access to justice, proportionality, and assertive advocacy.
Evidence for Paralegals
Do you know how to apply the basic rules of evidence? Learn what types of evidence are admissible and how written statements must be prepared and served to witnesses in Small Claims Court in this on demand webcast.
For Paralegals: Building a Persuasive Case
A persuasive case is built on logic and precision. It’s the result of many parts fitting together effectively. In this On-Demand Webcast you will learn how to identify and evaluate the best evidence for your legal arguments; to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of private investigators and surveillance; and to decide if, when, and how to use expert testimony.
The expectations on paralegals to be cost-effective and thorough in their legal research are greater than ever. Courts and tribunals set high standards for reliability and accuracy on the research that you cite in your client’s matter. The Head of Library Client Services at the Great Library, as well as experienced lawyers, judges, and paralegals, teach you how to achieve excellence in your research efforts, as well as the pitfalls to avoid.
Time Management for Paralegals
You need many skills to have success as a paralegal; how you manage your time is one of the most important. It affects your profitability, your career satisfaction, and your stress level. This On-Demand Webcast provides you with the tools to set goals, manage distractions and concentration issues, and avoid procrastination. Take charge of your practice. Take charge of your life.
Kevin Hodge Professional Corporation provides continuing development programs(CPD) accredited by the Law Society of Upper Canada.
In the ongoing push to generate leads, attract new prospects, and nurture leads into new business, firms can fail to exert the proper amount of focus, time and effort on existing clients. Simply stated, client development means attracting prospective clients and simultaneously managing ongoing relationships with existing clients.
This program contains 45 minutes Professionalism Hour(s)
This program is also eligible for up to 3 hours of Substantive Content.
This CPD takes place in Brampton Small Claims Court, participants will learn the fundamentals of they typical day in court that a paralegal may experience in court from court filing, motions, settlement conferences and conference rooms including trial.
This program contains 45 minutes Professionalism Hour(s)
This program is also eligible for up to 4 hours and 30 minutes of Substantive Content.
The Law Society’s Coach and Advisor Network
The Law Society’s Coach and Advisor Network (CAN) provides lawyers and paralegals with access to shorter-term, outcome-oriented relationships with Coaches and Advisors drawn from the professions.
Are you ready to take charge of your professional development? The Law Society’s Coach and Advisor Network (CAN) provides lawyers and paralegals with access to shorter-term, outcome-oriented relationships with Coaches and Advisors drawn from the professions.
Do you have a question about a client file that would benefit from a phone call with a seasoned practitioner?
An Advisor can help. An Advisor will provide you with up to 30 minutes of guidance on a substantive or procedural issue on a client file.
Do you want to develop a specific skill or tackle a practice management best practice over the next few months?
A Coach can help. You will begin with a 1.5-hour session with a Coach followed by a series of five 30-minute sessions set on alternating weeks, resulting in approximately a 3-month commitment.
To request an Advisor Visit: http://www.lsuc.on.ca/requesttimewithanadvisor/